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    Fractals, Graphics, and Mathematics Education (Maa Notes) (Paperback) By (author) Benoit B. Mandelbrot, By (author) Michael Frame, Series edited by Barbara E. Reynolds, Series edited by Nancy Baxter Hastings, Series edited by Jack Bookman, Series edited by Annalisa Crannell, Series edited by Daniel John Curtin, Series edited by Paul E. Fishback, Series edited by Nancy L. Hagelgans, Series edited by Richard D. Jarvinen

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    DescriptionFractal Geometry is a recent edition to the collection of mathematical tools for describing nature, and is the first to focus on roughness. Fractal geometry also appears in art, music and literature, most often without being consciously included by the artist. Consequently, through this we may uncover connections between the arts and sciences, uncommon for students to see in maths and science classes. This book will appeal to teachers who have wanted to include fractals in their mathematics and science classes, to scientists familiar with fractal geometry who want to teach a course on fractals, and to anyone who thinks general scientific literacy is an issue important enough to warrant new approaches.


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    Title
    Fractals, Graphics, and Mathematics Education
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Benoit B. Mandelbrot, By (author) Michael Frame, Series edited by Barbara E. Reynolds, Series edited by Nancy Baxter Hastings, Series edited by Jack Bookman, Series edited by Annalisa Crannell, Series edited by Daniel John Curtin, Series edited by Paul E. Fishback, Series edited by Nancy L. Hagelgans, Series edited by Richard D. Jarvinen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780883851692
    ISBN 10: 0883851695
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: MAT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.8
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PBW
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BIC subject category V2: UYT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: MAT029000
    BIC subject category V2: PBK
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MAT000000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 514.742
    BIC subject category V2: PBPH
    DC22: 514/.742
    LC classification: QA614.86 .F68424 2002
    Thema V1.0: PBK, PBPH
    Publisher
    Mathematical Association of America
    Imprint name
    Mathematical Association of America
    Publication date
    01 January 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Washington
    Table of contents
    Part I. Introductory Essays: 1. Some reasons for the effectiveness of fractal geometry in mathematics education Benoit B. Mandelbrot and Michael Frame; 2. Unsolved problems and still emerging concepts Benoit B. Mandelbrot; 3. Fractals, graphics and mathematics education Benoit B. Mandelbrot; 4. Mathematics and society in the twentieth century Benoit B. Mandelbrot; Part II. Classroom Experiences: 5. Teaching fractals and dynamical systems at the Hotchkiss school Melkana Brakalova and David Coughlin; 6. Reflection on Wada basins: some fractals with a twist Dane Camp; 7. Learning and teaching about fractals Donald M. Davis; 8. The fractal geometry of the Mandelbrot set Robert L. Devaney; 9. Fractals - energizing the mathematics classroom Viki Fegers and Mary Beth Johnson; 10. Other chaos games Sandy Fillebrown; 11. Creating and teaching undergraduate courses in fractal geometry: a personal experience Michel Lapidus; 12. Exploring Fractal dimensions by experiment Ron Lewis; 13. Fractal themes on all levels Kenneth G. Monks; 14. Art and fractals: artistic explorations of natural self-similarity Brianna Murati and Michael Frame; 15. Order and chaos, art and magic: a first college course in quantitative reasoning based on fractals and chaos David Peak and Michael Frame; 16. A software driven undergraduate fractals course Douglas C. Ravenel; Part III. A Final Word: 17. The fractal ring from art to art through mathematics, finance and the sciences Benoit B. Mandelbrot; Part IV. Appendices: 18. Panorama of fractals and their uses. An alphabetic workbook-index Michael Frame and Benoit B. Mandelbrot; 19. Reports of some field experiences.